‘Tutorial’ Category

  1. Frilly & Funkie: Travel Postcard

    8th April, 2017 by iGirlZoe

    Hello friends! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Today I have a SATURDAY STEP BY STEP over at Frilly & Funkie with a little travel themed inspiration.

    iGirlZoe : Travel Postcard
    If you would like to see the step by step in full, pop over to Frilly & Funkie.

    Have a great weekend.
    Zoe

     


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  2. Scribble Woodland Deer Card

    13th September, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello. I’m back again with another sample card that I made for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event on Friday, where he showcased his incredible new Stampers Anonymous holiday stamps and stencils. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it on replay and see the stamps on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer CardYesterday I shared another sample that I made using the gorgeous new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps and stencils. Here’s how I created this sample…

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Die cut an oval. Blend antique linen distress ink into the frame and walnut stain distress ink onto the edges. Colour the snowflake stamp with stormy sky distress marker**, spritz lightly with water and stamp onto the frame. Repeat creating a random pattern, making sure you dry the stamp before adding more distress marker. Once completely dry, blend a VERY LIGHT layer of vintage photo distress ink over the top to give an aged look.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    **TIP* you will need to “season” your stamp first. Ink with archival ink and stamp twice onto kitchen paper and set aside to dry. If you don’t do this, distress ink and distress markers will just bead on the stamp and you won’t get a clear image! Go on! You can do this! You can always clean the stamp afterwards… but I would leave it “seasoned” and spend the time crafting instead. 😉

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    On the reverse side of the birch stencil scribble on pumice stone, iced spruce and stormy sky distress markers and spritz with water. Turn the stencil over onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock. Place a piece of kitchen paper over the top and smooth out with your hands. Carefully lift the stencil off the cardstock and air dry or with a heat tool.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Position the stencil back over the dried cardstock and secure with tape. Scribble pumice stone and stormy sky distress markers directly onto a non stick craft mat and pick up with a waterbrush and brush through the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and dry the cardstock. Once completely dry, drawer along the outline of the birch trees with the fine tip of a frayed burlap distress marker and then go over with a waterbrush to soften the lines and create shadow. Blend weathered wood distress ink around the edge of a slightly larder piece of distress watercolor cardstock than the frame and edge with walnut stain distress ink. Mount the frame over the stenciled birch background and on top of the edged watercolor cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Stamp a sentiment onto a strip of distress watercolor cardstock with vintage photo distress archival ink. Blend in weathered wood distress ink and edge with vintage photo distress ink. Mount the strip over the bottom of the oval part of the frame. Leave the top center part unstuck to slip the deer under slightly. Stamp 2 deers onto distress watercolor cardstock and fussy cut. Cover one with vintage photo distress marker and watercolor the other carefully with a variety of brown tone distress markers. Glue the detailed deer head over the other and adhere to the front of the card just tucking slightly under the sentiment strip.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Deer Card
    Cover an adornment snowflake with picket fence distress paint and dab away excess with kitchen paper. Attach the snowflake to the sentiment strip with glossy accents.

    Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my take on this week’s challenge over at Frilly & Funkie. If, like me, you adore this deer stamp, be sure to stop by and checkout Bobbi Smith’s stunning card sample created for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event over at Vintage Muse Designs.

    Zoe


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  3. Scribble Woodland Christmas Card

    12th September, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    I am delighted to share a card sample that I made for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event on Friday, where he showcased his incredible new Stampers Anonymous holiday stamps and stencils. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it on replay and see the stamps on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    I absolutely LOVE the new stamps and stencils and I can’t wait to create this years Christmas cards and holiday home decor with them. Here’s how I used some of them to create this sample…

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 1: Cut an oval using the sizzix stiched ovals thinlits dies from distress watercolor cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 2: Lightly blend weathered wood distress ink through the birch stencil from mini stencils set 21 using a mini blending tool.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 3: Draw lightly along the outline of the birch trees with the fine tip end of a frayed burlap distress marker. TIP* you could trace the outline using the stencil, but the imperfections of freehand make it look more natural and less “stenciled”

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 4: Edge the card and oval with walnut stain distress ink using a mini blending tool.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 5: Go over the frayed burlap marker lines with a water brush to soften the lines and create shadow.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 6: Colour the back of this stamp from the scribbled woodlands CMS282 stamp set with gathererd twiggs, peeled paint and stormy sky distress markers. Spritz with water and stamp onto distress watercolor cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 7: Once dry, ink up the stamp with black soot distress archival ink and overstamp the watercolor image.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 8: Scribble frayed burlap, pumice stone and stormy sky distress markers onto a non stick craft sheet. Pick up the scribbled marker with a waterbrush and create a background wash onto the distress watercolor cardstock around the stamped image.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 9: Take a mini blending tool and VERY LIGHTLY blend vintage photo distress ink over the stamped background and birch stencilled frame to give a vintage hue. TIP* if your vintage photo distress ink pad is “juicy” blend away some of the excess onto scrap paper before blending over the top of the background and frame.

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Step 10: Lay the polka dot stencil from mini stencil set 20 over the card. Spread texture paste through the stencil with a palette knife and once completely dry, adhere the frame over the background. TIP* To get a more natural looking snowfall (card below), use the stencil vertically or horizontally, NOT at an angle (card above).

    iGirlZoe: Scribble Woodland Christmas Card
    Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. I’ll be back tomorrow with a tutorial for another card sample that I made for Tim’s facebook LIVE post.

    Zoe

     


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  4. Frilly & Funkie Wildflower Card

    19th March, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hello. I hope your weekend is off to a good start. Today I have a SATURDAY STEP BY STEP over at Frilly & Funkie with a spring inspired card.

    iGirlZoe: Wildflower Card

    iGirlZoe: Wildflower Card
    If you would like to see the step by step in full, please pop over to Frilly & Funkie.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

    Zoe

     



  5. Ghostly Halloween Mixed Media Canvas

    28th September, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    I’m excited to share my guest tutorial over at Ranger Ink today with a step-by-step Halloween themed mixed media canvas.

    iGirlZoe: Ghostly Halloween Mixed Media Canvas
    I hope you will take a moment to stop by and take a look. There are lots of step-by-step tutorials from other guest artists in the Ranger Ink Project Library.

    I’ll be back on Wednesday with my first design team project for Frilly & Funkie.